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http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3774/sapphire_pure_black_x58_motherboard/index.html
Yes a sapphire X58 motherboard...3774_03.jpg
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For some, though, the biggest problem with the board will probably be what's not there, and that's support for SLI. We understand that Sapphire of course wants to promote CrossFire and CrossFireX, but anyone buying an X58 board will think that SLI will be supported.

The decision to release X58 boards now seems a little weird, but Sapphire aren't the only company to release new X58 boards around CES time with other manufacturers also doing the same over the last week. We only say weird because Sandy Bridge has just launched and it offers amazing performance at an aggressive price tag. The good news is that Sapphire have said that their next board will be based on the Sandy Bridge platform and hopefully we'll see it next month; quite possibly sometime after Chinese New Year.
Does not officially support sli...
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Box and board look nice. Now i hope Sapphire make Bulldozer boards like this biggrin.gif
    
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I really like the color of the board. I wonder how much it will cost.
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Could this sudden shift with Sapphire have something to do with AMD's CEO resigning?
 
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Could this sudden shift with Sapphire have something to do with AMD's CEO resigning?

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I was expecting literally a 'pure black' colored board, could of made the 6GB/s SATA ports and that USB header blue at least.

It seems to perform very well though a little late in the game with x58 and with no official SLI support pricing would need to be very competitive. I'm curious to see what Sapphire has instore for P67 and AM3+.
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Board's ugly IMO.
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Board's ugly IMO.

Yea, not as good looking as this hot beast. rolleyes.gif
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since when did they get into the mobo business.

add me a vapor-x cooling blocks? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Razi3l;11969346 
Yea, not as good looking as this hot beast. rolleyes.gif
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I just puked all over my keyboard.
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